Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder ASD. Prepared under the editorial direction of 2 distinguished pediatricians who are autism experts--one of whom is also the parent of a son with autism--this book helps you understand how ASDs are defined and diagnosed and provides you with information on the most current types of behavioral and developmental therapies. It also helps parents understand what they can do to help promote a smooth transition from adolescence through the teen years and into adulthood. Topics include * Symptoms, frequency, and types of ASDs * Accessing care * Services in the community * Tapping into educational resources * Behavioral and developmental treatment * The role of complementary and alternative medicine * Screening tools * Adolescence and beyond You'll also find inspirational and supportive stories from other parents that will help you recognize that you're not alone on this journey. Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know provides you with tools to help navigate the sometimes challenging world of autism spectrum disorders.